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Old 01-12-2011, 11:05 PM
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Squeaky Front End (HELP!)

I have 2005 Dodge Dakota 4x4 V8. When I turn the steering wheel or drive over speed bumps I hear squeaking. There is no popping sounds only squeaking. I have already replaced the tie rod end. When I put it on jack stands and turn the steering wheel the sound stops. Any advice you could offer would be great!
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Have you tried pushing down repeatedly on the front bumper and seeing if it squeaks? It would explain the squeaking over speed bumps (possibly sway bar bushings), but I'm not sure what turning the steering wheel and it squeaking could mean. I'm sure another member will post a reply soon, but this might get you started.
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i have a 2006 raider, and mine did the exact same thing for a day when it was -20 degrees as i live in minnesota. when it warmed up it quit. i couldnt find what was squeaking but it didnt seem like it effected the drivability
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spray all your bushings down with a spray lubricant and see if the squeaking stops sounds like a bad bushing or just the cold weather making them squeek
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spray all your bushings down with a spray lubricant and see if the squeaking stops sounds like a bad bushing or just the cold weather making them squeek
Any way this could be a shock making the squeaking?
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suppose it might thats y i reccomended spraying your bushings when it will be dry for a while with a spray lubricant do like certne ones at a time so that way you can be like o not the swaybar bushings... not the control arm bushings... not this or that you can use process of elimination to find it.... when was the last time your shocks were replaced... i belive most reccomend them being replaced every 50K miles
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suppose it might thats y i reccomended spraying your bushings when it will be dry for a while with a spray lubricant do like certne ones at a time so that way you can be like o not the swaybar bushings... not the control arm bushings... not this or that you can use process of elimination to find it.... when was the last time your shocks were replaced... i belive most reccomend them being replaced every 50K miles
It's been a long time since the shocks were replaced. Also, the noise was not there one day, and just showed up the next.

I have the front end of the truck off the ground now, and it doesn't make any noise turning the wheel. Which leaves me to believe that it's a shock or bushings.
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i would say its a shock or a bushing too look and see if you have any that look like they are worn badly or look like they are dryrotted or any torn balljoints or tierod ends while your down there aswell cant hurt to give everything a good lookover and make sure your front halfshafts boots arnt torn or anythin
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Front sway bar bushings, lube them up!
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thats y i mentioned the spray lube a couple times
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sounds like it needs new struts. Go down to a tire dealership and get a quote. A neighborhood mechanic can do it as well.
WTF? How much experience you got in anything? It's far from shocks and struts, For one i never hear them squeak unless beyond limits, his year far from beyond limits. Front sway bar bushings....it is
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um daks dont have struts any way boss this is another one of them damn spams look at the location and vehicle...... if the "SHOCKS" are extreamly worn they can squeek though but i would be looking at the bushings
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WTF? How much experience you got in anything? It's far from shocks and struts, For one i never hear them squeak unless beyond limits, his year far from beyond limits. Front sway bar bushings....it is
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um daks dont have struts any way boss this is another one of them damn spams look at the location and vehicle...... if the "SHOCKS" are extreamly worn they can squeek though but i would be looking at the bushings
They do have struts in 05+
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